Monday, July 9, 2012

Growing Carnation Flower

The carnation is a flower that is soft, delicate and stunning to behold. The carnation is scientifically known as Dianthus caryophyllus. Caryophyllus can mean "flower of the gods" or "flower of love ', depending on the donor. The carnation has a long history is considered a resident of Mediterranean countries and regions. Back in the Greek and Roman times, the carnation was used for decoration and in art. Centuries ago came mostly carnations in shades of pink and peach, but as years passed carnations flourished in a variety of colors such as red, green, purple, white and yellow. These beautiful flowers are worshiped for more than two millennia and this article will teach you how timeless this grow in your own garden.
The good news is carnations are fairly easy to grow. Coming in over 300 species and hundreds of hybrids, you can create a rainbow carnation generally right in your garden. On an average carnations will grow anywhere from 18 "to 24" high. This is an edible flower that comes with a taste and smell of a spicy clove. What if this low-maintenance flower that planted several different weather conditions survivor grows well into the fall and even winter. The fact that carnations a vase-life of 2-3 weeks to have, this makes them a favorite for gift and decoration.                              

While carnations are easy to grow and flourish there are some specific characteristics that must be known to the care and the life of Dianthus caryophyllus guarantee.

* Make sure that they receive six hours of direct sunlight in a well drained area within your garden. Try using a good alkaline soil with a pH of 6.75.
* As with any plant, remove all weeds before planting, stones and other fragments. You make sure you go over the area with a rake until smooth.
* Use a good compost, such as cow manure, peat or pine bark. It is best to use an organic material which is good as a digested or decompose. You will need only have a one-inch layer of light in order to work in the soil. Too much nitrogen soil or affect the carnations growth and health, even cause split calyx.
* Do not plant too deep carnations, as this will cause them to rot. A rule of thumb is to plant so deep as they are in a nursery pot.
* Do not place mulch not to use your carnations, because this can lead to both rot. The stems need air to breathe, so they can circulate growth.
* You want to have plenty of water for carnations, if you get too much you get yellow leaves. Carnations are kept moist rather than wet. When you water the soil to work slowly and carefully, as the flowers using a water sprayer. In the warmer months you can apply water.

These are the base of the plants of carnations. Under the right circumstances, can take these flowers in winter and thrive in cooler temperatures. There are varieties that come in the annual, biennial and perennial. Whatever you choose the species or variety, whether you want plants in a border or rock garden - the carnation is a flower that is guaranteed to vibrancy, durability and beauty of your garden.

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